Moto3 2024
Round 3

Furusato breaks into Top 10 and Buasri drops out of AmericasGP

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Furusato breaks into Top 10 and Buasri drops out of AmericasGP

Taiyo Furusato has secured a commendable 10th position on the grid for the third race of the season. The Japanese rider is optimistic about getting closer to the leading group during the race and contending for significant results, much like he did in Qatar. Meanwhile Buasri, following his severe crash yesterday, he attempted to ride but was hindered by pain in his ribs. This discomfort forced him to cut short his participation in the last practice session and ultimately withdraw from the Grand Prix. Buasri's decision prioritizes his recovery, ensuring he can maintain his progress in Jerez without risking further injury.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
Honda Team Asia
On Moto3 qualifying day, unfortunately, Tatchakorn had a crash yesterday during the second session in the afternoon. Consequently, we took him to the hospital for a check-up. This morning, he visited the circuit doctor to get the FIT to ride, and he received it. 

However, when Tatchakorn attempted to ride this morning, he found it difficult to control the bike properly. Therefore, we made the decision to end his participation in this Grand Prix. It's disappointing because he had been demonstrating improvement compared to Portimão. Regrettably, he won't be able to participate in the race tomorrow, we prioritized his safety after assessing how he feels. Though it's a relief that he's not in a critical condition and can walk and speak, we'll ensure he fully recovers before his return in next race in Jerez.

On a positive note, Taiyo managed to secure 10th position in the qualifying session. While it's not ideal, it's a decent result. We acknowledge there's room for improvement, and we're optimistic about our chances tomorrow to compete for valuable points. Hopefully, Taiyo can contend in the leading group and improve his position from the starting grid.

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
Qualifying day here at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin was ok. I'm noticing a gradual improvement in my connection with the bike with each passing race, which is a source of real satisfaction for me, especially after a tough time in Portimão.

Right now, I don't quite have the strongest pace, but my strategy for tomorrow's race is to stick close to the top riders in the leading group. I'll aim to position myself well early on top group, ensuring I'm in contention for crucial points in this race in Texas.

Tatchakorn Buasri
Tatchakorn Buasri 5
Honda Team Asia
Yesterday, I was feeling incredibly confident with the bike, and I gained valuable insights into tire management while also refining my riding style. However, after my crash, yesterday's optimism took a hit. Despite the doctors giving me the green light to attempt racing, it was so painful to ride during the last practice session here in America.

The discomfort in my ribs made it nearly impossible to ride comfortably. Consequently, I made the tough decision to withdraw from this Grand Prix. My priority now is to focus on recuperating properly for the next race in Jerez, ensuring I can continue my progression in the category without risking further injury.

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